CENTURIA – Front L-R: Siren School District Superintendent Kevin Shetler, Head Baseball Coach/Assistant Football Coach Brian Webster and Village of Siren Clerk Ann Peterson accepted $1,000 from Polk-Burnett’s Operation Round Up program for a sprinkler-water reel system for the Siren Ballpark…

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced this week that the fall 2021 sharp-tailed grouse hunting season remains closed due to the spring surveys results and concerns over future viability of the sharp-tailed grouse population. Permits and applications will not be availa…

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Grantsburg Watercross returns this weekend, with lots of racing, including drags and oval racing over water this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Races start at about 3 p.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, running until abou…

Webster continues to be a hive of construction activity at their athletic complex, as crews continue to work on a host of improvements, including installation of sprinkler systems, adjusted parking for athletic events, new bleachers and more. 

A number of local Burnett County athletes earned the right to a compete at last weeks’ WIAA State Track meet, with local Division 3 athletes competing on Thursday, June 24 in La Crosse. They featured strong performances in several disciplines, with each athletes’ performance noted by their school. 

Following on the heels of the Cameron Sectionals, there are a number of local athletes earning a trip to LaCrosse this Thursday, June 24 for the WIAA Division 3 State Track meet.

The Siren Dragon baseball squad ended their 2021 campaign on the road against Bruce on Thursday, June 10, falling to the Red Raiders by a final score of 11-6 in the first round of the Division 4 WIAA Regional baseball playoffs.

The Siren Dragons unleashed a torrent of hard hit balls against the hosting Luck/Frederic boys baseball squad last Tuesday, June 8 at Luck, with the Dragon boys winning handily, 16-4.

The fourth-seeded Grantsburg Pirates baseball team gave it solid effort, but ended up falling, 9-6, in the first round of the Division 3 WIAA regional playoffs last week, June 10, falling to the fifth seed Clayton/Turtle Lake Ospreys at Grantsburg, ending the Pirate season.

The Webster/Siren Storm fastpitch softball team ended their 2021 campaign on the road in Stanley-Boyd, falling in the first round of the WIAA Regional playoffs, 8-4.

The Grantsburg Pirates hosted the Webster/Siren Storm fastpitch squad on Tuesday, June 1, in a game that was close until the end and saw the Storm put on a strong showing against conference rival Grantsburg on their home field, where they are always tough.

After more than a year off, and a month-plus-long added delay, many local high school athletic teams are finally wrapping up a regular season and are moving to tournament action, as this week marks the start of several sports’ ‘second season,’ with playoff and tournaments coming to fruition …

The Grantsburg Pirates were able to upend conference rival Unity on Thursday, June 3 with an 11-1 win, requiring just five innings to shut down the Eagles at Grantsburg.

Grantsburg High School hosted a nine-school track and field event on Tuesday, June 1, and the 18-event team scores were tight on both boys and girls events, with the Pirate boys taking advantage of their home field to win the men’s team scores, while the visiting Webster girls came in a clos…

The Grantsburg Pirates hosted the Webster Tigers on Tuesday, June 1 for a baseball showdown of the top two teams in the West Lakeland Conference. Both teams have had strong seasons and are first and second in the conference standings. Coming into the game the Tigers are 10-0 in Conference pl…

The Webster Tigers baseball team won their 50th consecutive game this past Wednesday, May 26 against Turtle Lake/Clayton, with a score of 19 to 2. That win put the Tigers in a very rare and special group that only a handful of teams have ever been able to accomplish, as the Tigers currently …

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association has announced its 2021 boys and girls basketball Academic All-State awards. Graduating senior Brooke Hetfeld from Webster was selected as one of just 15 members across all divisions in the state of Wisconsin as an All-Academic All-State Selection …

The Turtle Lake/Clayton Bears hosted the Webster Tigers for their second and final regular season baseball matchup last Wednesday evening, May 26. Turtle Lake came into the game with a 5- 4 record and Webster was still perfect on the year at 12-0. The Webster bats were active right out of th…

The Webster/Siren Storm softball team was hoping to play against the Shell lake Lakers last Thursday, but rain claimed the contest, for now. 

The West Lakeland Conference held their 2021 conference golf match at Turtleback Golf Course in Rice Lake on Thursday, May 27. The Grantsburg Pirate squad came away as the 2021 West Lakeland Conference team winner. Pictured (L to R): Head coach Eric Bergman, Silas Prusinski, Logan Johnson, G…

All conference golfers from Grantsburg posed with their hardware on May 27 at the West Lakeland Conference golf meet. Pictured (L-R): Gus Bergman, Bruce Lindau, Sam Prusinski and Silas Prusinski.

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The 2021 Grantsburg Pirates fastpitch softball team once again earned the title of Conference Champions last week in the West Lakeland Conference, following up on their 2019 conference title.  

The Grantsburg Pirates used solid bats and strong defense to shut down their West Lakeland Conference foes from Frederic/Luck on Monday, May 24, winning by a 10-0 score at Grantsburg’s home field.  Softball and other sports took most of  last week off due to rainy conditions and graduations,…

Last Monday, May 24, the Webster Tigers baseball squad hosted the Siren Dragons for their second and final matchup of the 2021 season. The Tigers came into the game with a perfect 10 and 0 record. The Dragons came into Monday with a 1 and 9 record on the year, but the Tigers ended up prevail…

The Webster Tigers hosted the Grantsburg Pirates last Tuesday, May 18, for their first conference matchup this season. Grantsburg came into the game with a 3 - 3 record on the season, losing their last two games. Webster came into the game with a perfect 7 - 0 start to their season.  

The Wester Tigers continued their winning ways with a 10-0 shutout victory over the Grantsburg Pirates on Thursday, May 13 at the Tigers home field. 

The Grantsburg Pirate girls fastpitch improved to 6-3 on the season after an 11-7 victory over Boyceville on Tuesday, May 13 in Boyceville on the road.

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It was a perfect day for  a track meet on Thursday, May 13 in Grantsburg, as the Pirates hosted the fourth annual Pirate Invitational, with ten girls teams and eleven boys teams competing, including neighboring Webster and Siren, who all did quite well at the meet.

The Siren Dragon baseball squad had no trouble dispatching of the hosting Birchwood/Winters quad last Thursday, May 13 on the road in Exeland. 

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Last week at the Unity track meet, Webster sophomore Ava Washburn broke the school’s triple jump record by over two feet. The previous record was held by her own mom, Kerrie Main (Washburn) since 1992 at 34’ 7”. Washburn bested that with a jump of 36’ 11.75”. 

The Grantsburg Pirates baseball team played the Shell Lake Lakers on May 6 at home. They were able to capture a strong 9-1 win in the conference game. Coach Pete Johnson said, “This has been our best performance of the year so far.”

The Grantsburg Pirates opened their 2021 baseball season at home on Thursday, April 29, where they started strong and never looked back over the visiting Siren Dragons, with the Pirates winning, 15-0.

The Grantsburg Pirates girls softball home opener on Thursday, April 29, was a windy and warm afternoon, with the visiting Northwoods/Solon Springs Fusion playing the Pirates close all game, with a back-and-forth on the lead several times, culminating in a Fusion win, 8-7.

After needing to take the 2020 season off due to COVID, Webster-Siren Storm came into the 2021 season ready to play. Even with iffy weather, they traveled to Unity last Tuesday to take home the win 7-6.

MADISON–– It’s the start of fishing tournament season, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds tournament organizers that an immediate release method can be used for competitive fishing events.